New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday called Israel "a true friend of India" and said that he was proud that his party had "prioritised" ties with the country.
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "historic" visit there, he said Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart were strong-willed leaders committed to eliminating terrorism.
Modi was rightly focusing on areas like agriculture, irrigation, water resources, disaster management and trade, he said on Twitter.
"PM @narendramodi's historic Israel visit is giving new strength to #IndiaIsraelFriendship. Both our nations will gain tremendously from it," Shah tweeted.
As President of @BJP4India, I feel proud of the role played by the BJP in prioritising ties with Israel, a true friend of India.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 5, 2017
He noted that it was under the first NDA government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, that an Israeli prime minister had first visited India.
Now Modi has undertaken this "historic visit" to Israel, he said, adding that right from the special welcome by Netanyahu to all the programmes, the reception accorded to Modi would "always be remembered", he said.
Updated Date: Jul 05, 2017 19:05 PM